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Introduction to research methods in psychology /

by Howitt, Dennis.
Additional authors: Cramer, Duncan.
Edition statement:Fourth Edition. Published by : Pearson Education Limited, (England :) Physical details: 508 pages : ill. ; 27 cm. ISBN:9780273775058.
Subject(s): Psychology -- Research -- Methodology.
Year: 2014
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Non-fiction BF76.5 .H69 2014 (Browse shelf) c. 1 In-library use only This textbook is in-library use only. a31111000039234

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Guided tour -- Introduction -- Acknowledgements -- The basics of research -- The role of research in psychology -- Aims and hypotheses in research -- Variables, concepts and measures -- The problems of generalisation and decision-making in research : chance findings and sample size -- Research reports : the total picture -- Examples of how to write research reports -- The literature search -- Ethics and data management in research -- Quantitative research methods -- The basic laboratory experiment -- Advanced experimental design -- Cross-sectional or correlational research : non-manipulation studies -- Longitudinal studies -- Sampling and population surveys -- Fundamentals of testing and measurement -- Psychological tests : their use and construction -- Reliability and validity : evaluating the value of tests and measures -- Coding data -- Qualitative research methods -- Why qualitative research? -- Qualitative data collection -- Transcribing language data : the jefferson system -- Thematic analysis -- Grounded theory -- Discourse analysis -- Conversation analysis -- Interpretative phenomenological analysis -- Evaluating and writing up qualitative research -- Research for projects, dissertations and theses -- Developing ideas for research -- Glossary -- References -- Index.

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